Canyoning is an outdoor sport that is practised in a natural environment. It consists in walking down a watercourse running in gorges or ravines. Depending on the nature of the terrain, the gorges are more or less narrow and deep, while the flow of the river can vary a lot too.
We mostly go down the river walking, but sometimes we need to swim, always following the bed of the watercourse.
While canyoning down the river, one might need to cross waterfalls, using climbing techniques such as roping down. One might also need to jump, climb down, slide down and of course swim in calm or fast flowing waters.
Practising canyoning requires using specific tools : harnesses, ropes, descenders, helmets, clothes and shoes that are fit for hiking on slippery ground.
Even though everyone can try and practise canyoning, it is important to remember that moving though a mountainous environment requires to respect certain rules and security instructions